Safari is a graphical web browser that is developed by Apple. It is primarily based on open-source software properties, and mainly WebKit. It succeeded Netscape Navigator, Cyberdog and the most recent Internet Explorer for Mac as the default web browser for Macintosh computers. It is supported on macOS, iOS, and iPadOS; a Windows version was offered from 2007 to 2010.
Safari was introduced within the Mac OS X Panther in January 2003, and as of 2021, spawned a total of 15 revisions. The third generation (January 2007) brought compatibility to the iPhone via iPhone OS 1, while the Macintosh edition was topped with the fastest browser performance at that time. The fifth version (June 2010) made uses of a less distracted screen reader, extension and developer tools; it was also the final version for Windows. In the eleventh version (September 2017), it added supports for the Intelligent Tracking Prevention. The thirteenth version included various privacy and application updates such as the FIDO2 USB security key authentication and Web Apple Pay support. The fourteenth version (November 2020) was the most-previous revision of Safari. The 2020 version was 50% faster than Google Chrome, and it consumed less battery than other standard competitors. The fifteenth version (July 2021) was the current revision, featuring a redesigned interface.
At one time, web browsers simply got you to the Internet. But from the day it was released, Safari set the bar higher for web browsers. It introduced sophisticated design elements that made browsing a joy. Easy to use, Safari stayed out of your way and let you effortlessly navigate from site to site.
More browsing space: Safari is designed to emphasize the browsing, not the browser. The browser frame is a single pixel wide. You see a scroll bar only when needed. By default, there’s no status bar. Instead, a progress indicator turns as your page loads. Tabbed browsing means you’ll find tabs at the very top of the browser, opening an even wider window for viewing websites. A great browser, Safari lets you simply enjoy the web.
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